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Precise Interception

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Precise Interception
Notable Passive Skill
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+3% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
60% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
15% increased Attack Damage while holding a Shield
Attack Skills deal 15% increased Damage with Ailments while holding a Shield
6% increased Attack Speed while holding a Shield [1]

Precise Interception is a notable passive skill that grants increased physical attack damage and additional chance to block with a shield equipped. It also grants increased armour rating, evasion rating, and energy shield from equipped shields.[1]

Version history

Version Changes
  • Added 15% increased Physical Attack Damage while holding a Shield.
  • Reduced Chance to Block from 4% to 3% and increased Shield Defences from 30% to 60%.
  • Block chance has been reduced, replaced, or removed throughout the tree.
  • Shield Wall has been renamed to Precise Interception and now offers 30% increased defences from your equipped Shield, instead of 20%.
  • Notable passives with non-unique names have been renamed to their own names.


  1. Mark_GGG (March 13, 2013). "Increased Shield Defenses?". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2013.